Roasted Chicken Provençal

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  • ½ lemon
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 medium-size shallots
  • 2 chicken legs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Herbes de Provence
  • ¼ cup dry vermouth
  • 4 sprigs of thyme, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the lemon into wedges. Peel the garlic. Peel the shallots and cut them into halves.
  3. Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the flour in a shallow pan and lightly dredge the chicken legs in it. Shake the legs to remove excess flour.
  5. Swirl the olive oil in a large roasting pan and place the chicken legs in it.
  6. Season the chicken legs with Herbes the Provence.
  7. Arrange the lemon wedges, the garlic cloves and the shallots around the chicken.
  8. Add vermouth to the roasting pan.
  9. Put the roasting pan in the oven and roast for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Baste the chicken legs with the pan juices, and then continue roasting for another 20 – 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  11. Decorate with sprigs of thyme before serving.

About Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs. Commercial blends inspired by the Provence region of France became available under this name in the 1970s. Herbes de Provence is not a name with a EU Protected Geographical Status and the exact ingredients will vary from one manufactorer to another.

A typical Herbes de Provence mix will contain:

  • Summer savory
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Examples of other herbs that are quite often found in commercially available Herbes de Provence mixtures are oregano, basil, fennel and sage.

Lavender is a popular ingredients for Herbes de Provence mixtures intended for the North American market, but rare in other parts of the world.